SL Ambassador tells European Parliament :
Donít use IDPs as political tools
Sri Lankaís Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and
the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha has urged that the displaced persons in
Sri Lanka be not used as a political tool, but instead that those
being critical, step up and help the Government to overcome the
difficulties faced in looking after them and re-settling them.
Army flag blessing ceremony
The Sri Lanka Army flag blessing ceremony to
bless all the flags of the Army units was held yesterday at the
Sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura under the patronage of
Army Commander Lt. General Jagath Jayasuriya. The flag blessing
ceremony also marked the start of the 60 th anniversary celebrations
of the Army.
Govt totally rejects Clintonís statement
Government Defence Affairs Spokesman and
Minister Keheliya Rambukwella yesterday vehemently opposed and
totally rejected the statement made by US State Secretary Hilary
Clinton to the UN Security Council that rape had been used as a tool
of the liberation war in Sri Lanka.
Explosion kills girl, injures 12
Police suspect personal dispute as cause:
A 12-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries and
another 11 school children and the driver of a school van were
injured due to an explosion in a school van, Udavalpola, Kurunegala
yesterday morning, Police and Kurunegala hospital sources told the
Daily News yesterday.